The Church desires that parents and godparents be well prepared to celebrate the baptism of an infant and to raise the child in the Catholic faith. Therefore, here at St. Ann’s, we follow this procedure:
The parents should:
1. Schedule an appointment with one of the parish priests (682-6303). The purpose of the appointment is to reinforce the parents’ connection to the parish and to fill out the necessary papers for the baptism.
2. The parents and godparents attend one baptismal preparation class, usually on the second Sunday of the month. Information on the class will be given to you when you meet with a priest. (A similar class can be attended at another parish; the parents or godparents should obtain a certificate from that instructor and present it to the priest at the baptism.)
3. Baptisms are usually celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on the Saturday after class. Other times may be scheduled by appointment with a priest or deacon.
4. After baptism, parents and godparents share the Catholic faith with the child throughout the child’s life.